Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The difference between sound and music

  1. Jan 1, 2012 #1
    What is the difference between sound and music?
    What is the basic property of music?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 1, 2012 #2
    musical sounds have certain frequency ratios with each other.
    if A is 400 hz then B is nearly equal to 400*9/8 hz
    and C is about 400*81/64 hz or 400*5/4 hz
    and D is nearly 400*4/3 hz, etc.
    one octave higher A is 800 hz.
  4. Jan 1, 2012 #3
    google diatonic and tampered musical scales
  5. Jan 1, 2012 #4

    Vanadium 50

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    This is not physics.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook